Upcoming Events

Workshop

Love and Care at HKUST amid Mental Health Concerns

Date:
18 Jan 2022 (Tue)
Time:
12:00 nn - 2:00 pm
Venue:
The workshop will be delivered in mixed-mode at Counseling and Wellness Center (Room 5003) & Online via Zoom
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Dr Phyllis Chan, Vice-President (General Affairs), The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and Honorary Clinical & Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
HLTH1010 Attained:
2 Hours
Program Fee:
Free
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
Remarks:
Successful registrants for zoom will receive confirmation email with a link to the online session.

Mental health is a key element contributing to fruitful university life of students. With the onslaught of lingering pandemic, the academic, interpersonal and emotional challenges faced by our students are getting more complicated and severe which take a heavy toll on the mental wellness of our students. 


Promoting and safeguarding the mental health of our students calls for the joint effort of all university staff. In light of this, we have invited Dr. Phyllis CHAN Kwok Ling, Vice- President of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists to deliver a talk to faculty, staff and students. The talk would focus on how gatekeepers can safeguard the mental health of students. Dr. Chan will introduce relevant symptoms of psychiatric problems and how early intervention can be achieved. The enhancement of emotional awareness and self-care of gatekeepers will also be covered. 

Mental health is a key element contributing to fruitful university life of students. With the onslaught of lingering pandemic, the academic, interpersonal and emotional challenges faced by our students are getting more complicated and severe which take a heavy toll on the mental wellness of our students. 


Promoting and safeguarding the mental health of our students calls for the joint effort of all university staff. In light of this, we have invited Dr. Phyllis CHAN Kwok Ling, Vice- President of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists to deliver a talk to faculty, staff and students. The talk would focus on how gatekeepers can safeguard the mental health of students. Dr. Chan will introduce relevant symptoms of psychiatric problems and how early intervention can be achieved. The enhancement of emotional awareness and self-care of gatekeepers will also be covered. 

Workshop

Mental Health First-Aid (MHFA) Course for Students

Date:
12 & 13 Jan 2022 (Wed & Thu)
Time:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Venue:
To be confirmed
Language:
English
Guest / Speaker:
Student Counselors
HLTH1010 Attained:
2 Hours
Program Fee:
HK$150 (Refundable)
Payment Method:
Please bring along CASH with Student ID Card and register in person at the Counseling and Wellness Center (Room 5003, via Lift 3) during office hours.
Certificate:
Official Certificate issued by The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong with the recognition by Mental Health First Aid, Australia upon successful completion of the training.
Enquiry:
Tel: 2358 6696 / E-mail: counsel@ust.hk
URL:
http://www.mhfa.com.au/
Remarks:
The program fee of $150 will be refunded upon completion of 4 consecutive sessions.

The trainer of 12-hour MHFA course will teach you how to provide initial support to people with mental health problem or people experiencing mental health crisis. It will cover: 

  • Basic knowledge of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders and substance use disorders; 
  • Possible crisis arising from these mental health problems (e.g., suicidal behaviors, acute psychotic behaviors, acute stress reactions) and the necessary interventions;
  • Early intervention and appropriate support to the…

The trainer of 12-hour MHFA course will teach you how to provide initial support to people with mental health problem or people experiencing mental health crisis. It will cover: 

  • Basic knowledge of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders and substance use disorders; 
  • Possible crisis arising from these mental health problems (e.g., suicidal behaviors, acute psychotic behaviors, acute stress reactions) and the necessary interventions;
  • Early intervention and appropriate support to the person in need before the situation gets worse; 
  • Community resources and professional services available in Hong Kong 


Quotes from past MHFA courses: 

  • “Very good training course in fundamental level for understanding mental health. Highly recommended.” 
  • “Have learnt more detailed information about different mental diseases, useful methods and ways to deal with different situations, very practical.” 
  • “The instructors are very professional and they have experience in dealing with students in mental health concerns. The videos are also very useful.”
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